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Following a recommendation from a fellow forum member I purchased some led low beam bulbs from America...(headlight experts) They only came this morning so I've not had chance to fit them but having already had experience of replacing the stock halogen bulbs I am concerned that the new Led will be far too big to get the round dust cap to fit back on without fouling the body of the bulb....I might be wrong but has anyone had this prob and if so what did they do.
 

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Following a recommendation from a fellow forum member I purchased some led low beam bulbs from America...(headlight experts) They only came this morning so I've not had chance to fit them but having already had experience of replacing the stock halogen bulbs I am concerned that the new Led will be far too big to get the round dust cap to fit back on without fouling the body of the bulb....I might be wrong but has anyone had this prob and if so what did they do.
I was also looking at the same post as you, but elected to order some from Amazon in the UK as opposed to the States.

I have received them this week, and I am planning on fitting them this weekend. I will let you know how I got on, and what type they are, when I know that they are working correctly.
 

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Hi Griff
These are quite big on the back with an Aluminium heatsink. The come with a trailing lead which incorporates a capacitor arrangement. I havent had chance to get the car back off my missus to take a look so be interested in your results
 

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Hi Griff
I've fitted my led bulbs this afternoon and they actually do fit behind the cap ...just. my only prob is that they dont locate in the lug so you can rotate them 360 deg. It make a big difference to the beam pattern as well by the look of it....did yours locate okay?
 

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Been in touch with the supplier - headlight expert in usa - and they've said that led must be up and down in projector and left and right in reflector so hopefully when I position them they wont rotate with vibration
 

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Hi Griff
I've fitted my led bulbs this afternoon and they actually do fit behind the cap ...just. my only prob is that they dont locate in the lug so you can rotate them 360 deg. It make a big difference to the beam pattern as well by the look of it....did yours locate okay?
Haven't had a chance to fit mine yet. The ones that I have got are similar to a halogen bulb in size as I want to fit them to the main beam as well, and there is less room for these.

Did you have to take off the wheels off to fit yours?
 

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I didnt remove the wheels as I was only doing dipped beams...must admit I'm totally underwhelmed by them...no brightness to them at all just a dull grey light on the road not what I was expecting when they advertise them as 3 times more powerful. Had a discussion with the seller who reckon you cant return unless new and unused which is a con as you wouldnt find out until you try them. I've adjusted the beams up which helps but they are pretty useless for the 80 odd quid they cost me
 

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I didnt remove the wheels as I was only doing dipped beams...must admit I'm totally underwhelmed by them...no brightness to them at all just a dull grey light on the road not what I was expecting when they advertise them as 3 times more powerful. Had a discussion with the seller who reckon you cant return unless new and unused which is a con as you wouldnt find out until you try them. I've adjusted the beams up which helps but they are pretty useless for the 80 odd quid they cost me
You can get to the main beams from under the bonnet, and the dipped from the wheel well. Just wondered how much room there was to fit them with the wheel ‘in the way’.

Shame that they don’t appear to have improved things. Here’s hoping for mine!
 
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